Sep
07

Saturday Night Open Thread

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I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning really missing Jorge Posada. He’s probably my second favorite Yankee all-time behind Mariano Rivera and sometimes you just miss those guys. I think I may have posted that video before, maybe even recently, but I don’t really care. Posada was awesome and I’m sad he’s gone.

Here’s your open thread for the night. MLB Network will air a game (who you see depends on where you live) and I’m sure there’s college football on somewhere. Talk about whatever you like here. Go nuts.

Categories : Open Thread
  • the Other Steve S.

    Well hell, I know why.

  • trr

    I’d like to her some rationale as to how/why we’re going to win tomorrow …Any takers?

    • RetroRob

      Kuroda’s pitching.

      The team’s offense is hot.

      Mariano will be available to close.

      • trr

        I’ll buy that

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Red Sox hitters are fatigued from all of the hits and circling the bases?

      • trr

        I’ll buy that twice!

  • RetroRob

    As I said when Posada was at the end and people were bashing him: You’re gonna miss him when he’s gone.

    I came of age as a baseball fan during the Munson years and lived with the crap between Munson and Posada. There were a few momentary bright spots, but most of it sucked. Productive catchers are tough to get because teams lock them up.

    Same thing with Jeter at SS. We’re going miss him when he’s gone. Much more than you realize.

  • Kevin

    Yanks first team in MLB history to lose three straight games while scoring eight or more runs.

    • RetroRob

      First Yankee team or first team ever in all MLB? Kind of surprised if it’s the latter just based on the length of MLB history and sheer number of games. I would have guessed some team had scored 8 or more runs and lost more than three games consecutively.

      • forensic

        First team in history, but the stats I saw said it was the first home team to do that.

        I believe also the first Yankee team in history to lose 3 straight when allowing 8 or more runs in each game.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        I think the stat I saw was first home team in AL history.
        Regardless of the qualifiers, it’s bad.

    • EffTheSox

      Its been discussed before, but when the hell is a Yankee pitcher going to go up and in with heat to these bearded mothers? The Sox are digging with no fear

      • your mom

        What do you expect? This team has been a bunch of softies for quite some time now, it’s fucking annoying.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Macho bullshit.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2013/09/saturday-night-open-thread-63-93918/ BostonStrong

    NA-PO-LI

    • forensic

      If he wants to not disappear against the rest of MLB after this series again, my fantasy team would appreciate it.

      • http://riveraveblues.com/2013/09/saturday-night-open-thread-63-93918/ BostonStrong

        Napoli always steps up when the lights shine the brightest. (A-la 2011 playoffs). If Cruz catches that ball in game 6 Napoli is World Series MVP. Fucking shame.

        • http://riveraveblues.com/2013/09/saturday-night-open-thread-63-93918/ BostonStrong
        • RetroRob

          …and Cruz should never have been out there. Washington cost them the World Series by not inserting Endy Chavez in right.

          • http://riveraveblues.com/2013/09/saturday-night-open-thread-63-93918/ BostonStrong

            Cruz was afraid of the wall, you just CAN’T give up a triple in no doubles defense.

            • dkidd

              my wife is a die-hard cardinals fan. that was an amazing moment to witness

          • forensic

            Cocaine’s a hell of a drug.

        • forensic

          In other words, I should just give up on him and drop him since the division is all but clinched and there’s nothing left for him to play for…

        • Bo Knows

          And if my Aunt had balls she’d be my uncle, who f’n cares? Shoulda, woulda, coulda

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Always? You’ve had him for a season. Shut your dumb ass up.

  • your mom

    Hopefully we don’t get swept tomorrow, but honestly, who gives a flying fuck already??

    Hooray for football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dkidd

    let’s go angels, clap clap clap-clap-clap

    let’s go angels, clap clap clap-clap-clap

    • http://riveraveblues.com/2013/09/saturday-night-open-thread-63-93918/ BostonStrong

      Yankees catching Texas?

      • dkidd

        let’s go mariners, clap clap clap-clap-clap

        its been that kind of weekend

        :)

  • Kiko Jones

    It’s hard not to miss the no.1 offensive catcher of the ’00s and a key component of multiple championship teams. Having said that, I only warmed up to Posada in his final season when his struggles humanized him in my eyes. And I actually got a little emotional that day in Anaheim when he came in to emergency catch after Russell Martin got injured. (Never forget Tex getting pumped up to see Posada put on his gear.)

    Before that, I saw him as a more macho and emotional version of Mr. Aloof himself, his best bud, Mr. Jeter. Which is why I appreciate and respect what the ’90s teams did, but it felt way too corporate and meathead for me to follow closely.

    Also, it’s time for Posada’s best bud to retire. He looks atrocious out there. And it don’t look like he’ll be improving much…

  • ialien

    i’m still grateful that the FO decided to chase an unlikely playoff chance instead of selling at the deadline. Now the team can miss the playoffs, & have crappy position in the draft.

    worst of all, playing jeter all these games & risking that he might not be healthy in 2014 now.

    These yankee executives & their 6 figure salaries sure are smart.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      6 figure salaries?

      lol

      • forensic

        Exactly, that’s probably about 10-15 pay grades lower than Cashman.

        • RetroRob

          Six-figure salaries don’t buy what they used to!

    • vicki

      how many positions in the draft do you think we fell?

  • Bo Knows

    Considering the catcher situation since Jorge has been gone, I’ve been weeping tears of sadness since then. Maybe Jorge would like to join Pena and host a yankee catcher seminar for Romine, Murphy and Sanchez. Pena can teach the techniques of defense while Jorge can teach them how to hit like a borderline H.o.F and top 5 catcher in Yankee history.

  • forensic

    I was never a huge fan of Posada. I respected the ability since he could hit a bit and just barely fake C enough to get away with staying there for awhile.

    But, his last season and pulling himself out of the lineup because he didn’t like where he was batting really dropped him to a new level for me, and I still haven’t been able to fully get past that.

    • dkidd

      “hit a bit”?

      • forensic

        Yeah, after I reread it that was an unfair understatement. He was a good hitter, especially since he was able to barely fake C enough to stay there, is probably a little more fair.

    • WhittakerWalt

      He was a better catcher (and hitter) than you’re giving him credit for. Yeah, he pulled some bitch moves in that last year. No doubt about it. He’s hardly the first ballplayer to go out in undignified fashion, though. Jeter still has a chance to embarrass himself, too.

      • RetroRob

        Ehh, it was one game after 17 years of big-time service as he was facing his career mortality. He always wore his heart on his sleeve. That outburst didn’t bother me.

        I’ll take another Posada today and slot him behind the plate for the next 15 years.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Please don’t misunderstand me. I loved Jorgie. He’s like my 3rd favorite player ever. I think he was incredibly valuable and criminally underrated.
          I just wish he hadn’t thrown that one tantrum that time.

      • vicki

        i think the only men who can understand the panic and poignancy of fading beauty are professional athletes.

        and tennessee williams.

  • dkidd

    career ops 20 points higher than jeter

    jorge was my favorite

  • Ethan

    Any people really good with computers out there? I’m having some issues with my desktop…

  • YankeeFan

    Glad to see Marshall pitch well. Maybe he gets a chance down the stretch for a few starts. He’s a bulldog who I would much prefer to see than guys who have no future with this team and seem ready to go home.

  • dasani

    I had a dream last night that Cano signs with the Angels

    • vicki

      i dreamed i was being chased by a serial killer and my door wouldn’t lock. yours was worse.

      i think the angels are done signing 30 year-olds to monster long-term contracts though.

    • fuster

      that dream musta scared hell out of Cano.

  • Robert

    Saw Gary Sanchez on Thursday at Trenton,he reminds me of Posada

  • Umbrelladoc

    Love Jorge too. The homegrown strength up the middle especially offensively was a key component to the Yankee run on the 90s. Jorge had a couple of classic ESPN ads too. The Johnnie Walker Black ones not so much.

  • And in merrie olde England

    This has to be the first Posada related thread I’ve seen without reference to his 80 wife.

  • fuster

    how could Posada be ANYONE’S second all-time favorite Yankee?

    how could Posada be viewed more favorably than Yogi, Gehrig, Mantle, or Jeter?

    • forensic

      Nobody’s saying he’s better than Berra, Gehrig, or Mantle. Just that those guys pre-date many of us so there is no real frame of reference of having watched them play personally which would theoretically lead to them being somone’s favorite player.

      There’s a huge difference between the two categories.

  • Mick taylor

    The problem with this team is there is no leadership . These young pitchers have looked scared of the sox. They need veteran leadership to remind them what uniform they are wearing. Arod gets hit by dumpster but yanks take no retribution. Ortiz and now Napoli are never dusted off the plate . Jeter is great playerand unanimous hofer but he has never been a leader. Cano is nothing more thana player interested in his own stats. He probably went to dinner last nite with his godfather big steroid needle in poopie. Do think if Paul o’neil were on this team his reaction would be like these players which is they really do notcare whether they win or lose as along as they are making their millions.Jorge posada I miss you.

  • Yankeegm

    I know the feeling. Even tho I started following the yanks as a 7y/o in 1974, my fave is Bernie. He was not only a great player, great Yankee and great man, but he was really the first player I had serious interest in when he came up and to wArch him become a (near) HOF player was great. I watch almost every game, and sometimes I unconsciously find myself wishing number 51 was on deck.